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Remarkable improvement in compliance of helmet rule

Panjim: The Goa Police claims to have recorded a remarkable improvement on the compliance of helmet rule by the two-wheeler riders while it also contemplates to extend the rule to pillion riders as well. A sample survey carried out last month indicates that compliance with helmet rule is highest in …

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Sanjeevani officials in Delhi to submit compliance report to CPCB

Ponda: The officials of government-run Sanjeevani Sugar Factory are in New Delhi to submit the compliance report to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) with a request to revoke the closure notice to begin the crushing season. The crushing season was delayed by almost due to the failure of the …

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After deficit rainfall, Oct-Nov hottest in 10 years

Panjim: Climate change could be having a larger impact on Goa’s weather than thought of and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) intends to conduct a scientific study to assess the same. After a deficit rainfall trend over the last five years, the first two months of the winter season – …

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Surla villagers want liquor licence hearing expedited

Panjim: Villagers of Surla in Sattari taluka on Tuesday met the Excise Commissioner requesting that the hearing on cancellation of liquor licences in their village be expedited. Residents of the village are opposing the continuing or conducting of any liquor trade within the village and demanding revocation of the licences …

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Illegal mining: govt seeks more time from HC to recover money

Panaji: The Goa government Tuesday filed an application before the High Court of Bombay at Goa seeking more time to recover money from the companies involved in illegal mining. The High Court, in its September 3, 2018 order, had directed the Goa government to recover the loss due to illegal …

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Allies advise BJP to take corrective steps in Goa

Panaji: With results of the assembly elections in four of the five states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram going against the Bharatiya Janata Party, a lot of political developments are expected within the BJP-led ruling coalition in Goa, as junior partners in the coalition government led by …

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5 months after murder of Curchorem woman, accused lands in police net

Curchorem: Over five months after the brutal murder of a 50-year-old woman in her house in Bepquegal ward of Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) area, the Curchorem police succeeded in arresting the accused Shyam Devidas. Housewife Sucorina Travasso was found murdered in her house at Bepquegal on July 6, 2018. Her …

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High on drama and low on action, Vijai takes a dig at BJP on mining

Panjim: BJP’s alliance partner Goa Forward Party have reiterated their commitment to be with the mining dependents in the time of crisis. GFP President Vijai Sardesai along with two other ministers Vinod Palyekar and Jayesh Salgaoncar and party’s Vice President Durgadas Kamat and Joint Secretary Santoshkumar Sawant met Goa Mining …

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